I believe in transparency. So, look at this report if you feel like it. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert […]Read more "2011 Stats From WordPress"
Like last year, since it’s once again time to reflect on the year as it prepares to fly out the door, are my 5 Keystone Reflections from 2011. I’m a little stunned that I’m already writing this, as it seems like just a week or two ago I was settling in for a new job. […]Read more "One Quick Note Before 2011 Disappears Forever"
Well, boys and girls, here’s your annual letter from Santa Claus. I have to say, looking at the way people have been moping around, I’m trying to bring a bigger dose of Christmas Cheer this year. But it hasn’t been easy, and while I may have taken a scolding tone last year, I need your […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Occupy North Pole"
All right, I’ve written about this in passing before, but recently after Mass I saw the Nativity set up and had flashbacks that made me simultaneously chuckle and choke up. I felt that called for bringing it up in its own blog. Because these memories belong now to no one but me (and Mom), and […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Stealing Hay"
To avoid coming off as a complete Grinch, I decided against listing the following songs as the ones that need to be permanently retired – with extreme prejudice – into a list of songs that need to take a break. It’s not that we shouldn’t love them anymore (most have some charm, otherwise they wouldn’t […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Songs That Need A Hiatus"
This one will be short, because there’s only so much you can say. Both Roo and Bo are old enough now that they’re both interacting, thinking and reacting to the Christmas phenomenon. While I try very hard to keep them rooted in the “reason for the season,” I’m not going to let that get in […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Through The Eyes of a Child"
This blog post was inspired by a running conversation with The Korean, which once again came up at the Convocation. He’s a big supporter of the 3D craze taking the world by storm, lamenting only that there aren’t more movies coming out in the format. While I’m not a detractor of 3D (used well, any […]Read more "Format Smack-Down: IMAX versus 3D"